Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Uninvited Guest

What in the world is that up in our tree right in front of Chickadee Lane Lodge bright and early this morning?

A pesky raccoon! He mistakenly decided our big tree looked like the perfect place to snuggle in for a long springtime nap. He spent the entire day profoundly ignoring our many attempts to get him to vacate the premises and slept away like a baby for nine hours! Obviously this was a calculated effort to torment the dogs as much as possible, and I must say it worked extraordinarily well.

He checked out after dark (when the dogs were in for the night) and left quite a mess around the bottom of the tree, too. We do like our guests to feel at home but this is carrying things a bit too far.

However, all's well that ends well. The final tally came up to this:

Disappointed Canines who were really, really hoping to get in on a Good Ole Coon Hunt: 2

Relieved humans that the pets all had their rabies shots: 6

Chickadees who really, really think this whole Country Living Thing gets a little out of hand at times: 1

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Breaking New Ground...

Mr. Chickadee digs up one of our two new garden plots for this year. After this we will tackle the 2 acre field. And yes, this might just qualify as being just a tiny bit insane to take this much on in one spring but you know our motto at Chickadee Lane Lodge is:

"Life. LIVE IT!!"

And so we do. And besides, I am always up for a good challenge.

(And don't let the big guy on the tractor fool you...it was the only time he was on it all day and he was lucky to get to drive it that much! That baby was MINE!) :)